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Old 02-02-2008, 01:41 AM   #16
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Actually, along with co2 he could grow any plant he wants since he'd have 2.4 wpg over a large tank.
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Old 02-02-2008, 08:45 PM   #17
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Well Wal-Mart has $7 shop lights with electronic ballasts, but for a planted tank I would stay away from shop lights.
Do you mind sharing why you'd stay away from shop lights? It's easy for me to say I'd never buy another Toyota, but without some explanation my opinion means nothing.

PM me if you want to know why I'll never buy another Toyota, I don't want to clutter this thread.
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Old 02-02-2008, 10:46 PM   #18
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Shoplight's reflectors are made to spread light over a wide area. So instead of directing into your tank, it goes against the front and back panes of glass. This makes you back glass look like a mirror. Shop lights also tend to have their paint chip off and rust. They're also made for hanging not mounting so you can't put them in a canopy. Shoplights make good lights for FO tanks where the light is just to see the fish, but on a planted tank they're less than ideal.
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Old 02-02-2008, 11:08 PM   #19
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$7 is super cheap, and you could buy/fabricate new reflectors, and find a way to mount them cheaper than what you would spend on other lights.

Personally, I didn't feel like doing all that work, so I just bought some PCs, but its definitely doable.
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